VCLAS Domains

Domains are areas of public interest or concern and are sometimes referred to as "areas of accountability." Several discrete activities may be carried out by two or more public agencies to address a domain. Recognizing the various activities surrounding a domain, and how they are related, is a key component of records and information management.

Note about Domains: Domains are added to the VCLAS database when our records analysts are working with a public agency. The list below is not a comprehensive list of domains and only includes domains that have been approved for use.

DOMAINS:

Authorized Term Definition Law or Regulation Code
Abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. 33 V.S.A. § 6902 1397
Applicants and excluded personnel grievances This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with grievances filed by applicants for positions included in collective bargaining units or employees who are in an initial or extended probationary period alleging discrimination on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, or disability; or grievances related to collective bargaining service fees. 3 V.S.A. § 1001 1308
Archival records This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with archival records. 3 V.S.A. § 117 1028
Athletic training This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with athletic training. 26 V.S.A. § 4154 1230
Attorneys at law This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with attorneys at law. Vt. Const. Ch. II, § 30 1246
Bottlers This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any person that bottles malt, vinous, or spirituous beverages for sale or for distribution in this state. 7 V.S.A. § 2 1489
Business names This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with [TBD] 11 V.S.A. § 1621 1501
Businesses This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with trades, occupations, professions and other lawful purposes, whether or not carried on for profit. 11 V.S.A. § 3001 1498
Children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance, Services for This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance 33 V.S.A. § 4301 1260
Children in need of care or supervision This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with children who have been abandoned or abused by their parent, guardian, or custodian; are without proper parental care or subsistence, education, medical, or other care necessary for their well-being; are without or beyond the control of their parent, guardian, or custodian; or are habitually and without justification truant from compulsory school attendance. 33 V.S.A. § 5102 1485
Civil actions This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with actions commenced pursuant to Rule 3 of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. 12 V.S.A. § 1691a 1467
Classification plan This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the systematic arrangement of employment positions within state government into specific classes. 3 V.S.A. § 310 1297
Collective bargaining agreements This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the terms, tenure or conditions of employment between employers and representatives of employees with the intent to arrive at an agreement which, when reached, shall be reduced to writing. 3 V.S.A. § 902 1002
Collective bargaining mediation This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the process by which a mediator facilitates communication and negotiation between an employer and employee representatives to assist them in reaching an agreement regarding labor disputes. 3 V.S.A. § 925 1299
Collective bargaining mediators This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with individuals who facilitate communication and negotiation between an employer and employee representatives to assist them in reaching an agreement regarding labor disputes. 3 V.S.A. § 925 1300
Collective bargaining units This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the employees of an employer, being either all of the employees, the members of a department or agency or such other unit or units that are most appropriate to best represent the interest of employees. 3 V.S.A. § 902 1294
Community mental health and developmental disability agencies This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with those public or private nonprofit agencies designated by the State to provide community mental health or developmental disability services. 18 V.S.A. § 8907 1268
Contaminated properties This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with contaminated properties. 10 V.S.A. § 6615a 1019
Cooperative health statistics system This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with producing comparable and uniform health information and statistics and administering or be responsible for the administration of the statistical activities within the State under the System. 42 U.S.C. § 242k 1444
Crematory establishments This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with crematory establishments. 26 V.S.A. § 1213 1197
Developmental disabilities This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with a severe, chronic disability of a person that is manifested before the person reaches the age of 18 and results in mental retardation, autism, or pervasive developmental disorder; and deficits in adaptive behavior at least two standard deviations below the mean for a normative comparison group. 18 V.S.A. § 8722 1380
Developmental disability services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with services and programs for individuals with a developmental disability. 18 V.S.A. § 8722 1355
Direct discharge This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with discharge through a pipe directly to rivers, streams, creeks, brooks, reservoirs, ponds, lakes, springs and other bodies of surface waters, artificial or natural, which are contained within, flow through or border upon the state or any portion of it. 10 V.S.A. § 1251 1381
Disabilities, aging, and independent living services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with services and supports designed to assist older Vermonters and Vermonters with disabilities to live as independently as they choose and as their personal circumstances permit. 33 V.S.A. § 501 1393
Disciplinary action This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with disciplinary action taken by a public agency. 3 V.S.A. § 129a 1004
Early education programs This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with early education programs. 16 V.S.A. § 4014 1153
Electrical Energy Plan This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the State's Electrical Energy Plan (also known as the Vermont Electric Plan). 30 V.S.A. § 202 1344
Electroconvulsive therapy This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with electroconvulsive therapy. 18 V.S.A. § 7408 1289
Electronic health information infrastructure This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with 22 V.S.A. § 903 1249
Employee grievances This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with an employee's, group of employees', or the employee's collective bargaining representative's expressed dissatisfaction with aspects of employment or working conditions under collective bargaining agreement or the discriminatory application of a rule or regulation. 3 V.S.A. § 902 1301
Employees This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any person who may be permitted, required or directed by any employer, in consideration of direct or indirect gain or profit, to perform services. 21 V.S.A. § 495d 1304
Federal Aid Highway Program This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the Federal Aid Highway Program. 19 V.S.A. § 38 1385
Foreclosure of mortgages and judgment liens This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the foreclosure of mortgages and judgment liens pursuant to V.R.C.P. Rule 80.1. V.R.C.P. 80.1 1479
Funeral establishments This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with funeral establishments. 26 V.S.A. § 1213 1203
Health care systems This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the local, State, regional, or national system of delivering health services, including administrative costs, capital expenditures, preventive care, and wellness services. 18 V.S.A. § 9373 1600
Hearing aid dispensers This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with hearing aid dispensers. 26 V.S.A. § 3288 1204
Highways This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with public roads or highways. 19 V.S.A. § 1 1239
Historic preservation This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the research, protection, restoration and rehabilitation of buildings, structures, objects, districts, areas, and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology or culture of Vermont, its communities or the nation. 22 V.S.A. § 701 1387
Historic properties or resources This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any building, structure, object, district, area or site that is significant in the history, architecture, archeology or culture of this state, its communities or the nation. 10 V.S.A. § 303 1386
Home study programs This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with educational programs offered through home study which provide a minimum course of study and are limited to children residing in that home; and children not residing in that home who either are two or fewer in number or who are from one family. 16 V.S.A. § 11 1562
Hospital budgets This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with general hospital budgets which are consistent with the health resource allocation plan. 18 V.S.A. § 9456 1527
Indirect discharge This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with discharge to groundwater, whether subsurface, land-based or otherwise. 10 V.S.A. § 1251 1285
Information technology activities This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the creation, collection, processing, storage, management, transmission, or conversion of electronic data, documents, or records; and the design, construction, purchase, installation, maintenance, or operation of systems, including both hardware and software, which perform these activities. 3 V.S.A. § 2222 1247
Insurance rates This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the cost of insurance per exposure base unit, or cost per unit of insurance, prior to the application of individual risk variations based upon loss or expense considerations. 8 V.S.A. § 4683 1522
Involuntary medication This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the administration of psychiatric medication without the voluntary consent of an individual. 18 V.S.A. § 7624 1279
Involuntary treatment This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the administration of medical treatment without the voluntary consent of an individual. 18 V.S.A. § 7612 1287
Juvenile proceedings This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with proceedings in the family division of the superior court under the authority of the juvenile judicial proceedings chapters. 33 V.S.A. § 5102 1528
Land development This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the division of a parcel into two or more parcels, the construction, reconstruction, conversion, structural alteration, relocation, or enlargement of any building or other structure, or of any mining, excavation, or landfill, and any change in the use of any building or other structure, or land, or extension of use of land. 24 V.S.A. § 4303 1482
Law enforcement officer training schools This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with approved part-time or full-time basic training courses for law enforcement officers, or approved basic training courses for canine teams, which results in the certification or recertification of law enforcement officers or canine teams. 20 V.S.A. § 2358 1448
Lead hazards This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any condition that causes exposure to lead inside and in the immediate vicinity of target housing from water, dust, soil, paint, or building materials that would result in adverse human health effects. 18 V.S.A. § 1751 1513
Legislative leave This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with leaves of absence granted to individuals who serve in the general assembly. 21 V.S.A. § 496 1302
Liquor distribution system This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the distribution of liquor in the State of Vermont. 7 V.S.A. § 106 1490
Mental health care providers This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any person, corporation, facility or institution certified or licensed by the state to provide mental health care services, including but not limited to a physician, a nurse with recognized psychiatric specialties, hospital or other health care facility, psychologist, clinical social worker, mental health counselor, alcohol or drug abuse counselor, or an employee or agent of such provider acting in the course and scope of employment or an agency related to mental health care services. 8 V.S.A. § 4089a 1263
Mental health care services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the acts of diagnosis, treatment, evaluation or advice in the area of mental health or any other acts permissible under the health care laws of Vermont whether performed in an outpatient or institutional setting, and include alcohol and drug abuse treatment. 18 V.S.A. § 7201 1262
Mental health hospitals This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with a public or private hospital or facility or part thereof, equipped and otherwise qualified to provide in-patient care and treatment for the mentally ill. 18 V.S.A. § 7101 1288
Mental illness This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with a substantial disorder of thought, mood, perception, orientation, or memory, any of which grossly impairs judgment, behavior, capacity to recognize reality, or ability to meet the ordinary demands of life, but shall not include mental retardation. 18 V.S.A. § 7101 1373
Midwifery This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with midwifery. 26 V.S.A. § 4185 1209
Mobile home parks This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any parcels of land under single or common ownership or control which contains, or is designed, laid out, or adapted to accommodate, more than two mobile homes. 10 V.S.A. § 6201 1465
Mosquito and biting arthropod control This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with mosquito and biting arthropod control. 6 V.S.A. § 1082 1244
Motor trucks This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any motor vehicles designed primarily for the transportation of property including truck tractor-semitrailer and truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combinations. 23 V.S.A. § 4 1510
Motor vehicle racing This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with motor vehicle racing. 26 V.S.A. § 4802 1210
Motor vehicles This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with all vehicles propelled or drawn by power other than muscular power, except farm tractors, vehicles running only upon stationary rails or tracks, motorized highway building equipment, road making appliances, snowmobiles, or tracked vehicles or electric personal assistive mobility devices. 23 V.S.A. § 4 1509
Municipal lands This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with municipal lands. 32 V.S.A. § 3659 1255
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program under sections 318, 402, and 405 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). 40 CFR 122 Subpart A 1452
Native American arts and crafts This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with Native American arts and crafts. 1 V.S.A. § 852 1242
New Hampshire-Vermont boundary This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the New Hampshire-Vermont boundary. 1 V.S.A. § 612 1241
Offenders This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any person convicted of a crime or offense under the laws of this state. 28 V.S.A. § 3 1492
Older persons, Services for This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with services provided for individuals who have attained the age of 60 years. 33 V.S.A. § 504 1359
Optician practice This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with optician practice. 26 V.S.A. § 2662 1214
Parole This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the release of an inmate to the community by the parole board before the end of the inmate's sentence subject to conditions imposed by the board and subject to the supervision and control of the Department of Corrections. 28 V.S.A. § 402 1430
Payroll This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with payroll transactions. 3 V.S.A. § 2281 1009
Person in need of guardianship This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with adults who are unable to manage, without the supervision of a guardian, some or all aspects of their personal or financial affairs as a result of significantly subaverage intellectual functioning which exists concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior; or a physical or mental condition that results in significantly impaired cognitive functioning which grossly impairs judgment, behavior, or the capacity to recognize reality. 14 V.S.A. § 3061 1321
Person in need of treatment This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with individuals suffering from mental illness and whose capacity to exercise self-control, judgment or discretion in the conduct of his or her affairs and social relations is so lessened that he or she poses a danger of harm to himself, to herself, or to others. 18 V.S.A. § 7101 1286
Personal services contracts This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated agreements or combination or series of agreements, by which an entity or individual who is not a state employee agrees with an agency to provide services. 3 V.S.A. § 342 1250
Potable water supply and wastewater systems This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with potable water supply and wastewater systems. 10 V.S.A. § 1973 1011
Private investigative and security services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with private investigative and security services. 26 V.S.A. § 3162 1218
Privatization contracts This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with personal services contracts by which an entity or an individual who is not a state employee agrees with an agency to provide services which are the same or substantially similar to and in lieu of services previously provided, in whole or in part, by permanent, classified state employees, and which result in the reduction in force of at least one permanent, classified employee. 3 V.S.A. § 344 1251
Professional services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with personal services rendered to the public which requires as a condition precedent to the rendering of such service the obtaining of a license or other legal authorization. 11 V.S.A. § 801 1181
Psychoanalytic services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with psychoanalytic services. 26 V.S.A. § 4054 1219
Public bodies This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any board, council or commission of the state or one or more of its political subdivisions, any board, council or commission of any agency, authority or instrumentality of the state or one or more of its political subdivisions, or any committee of any of the foregoing boards, councils or commissions, except that "public body" does not include councils or similar groups established by the governor for the sole purpose of advising the governor with respect to policy. 3 V.S.A. § 310 1493
Public records This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with public records. 1 V.S.A. § 317 1027
Public utilities This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any pipe line, gas, electric, heat, water, oil, sewer, telephone, telegraph, radio, railway, railroad, airplane, transportation, communication or other system, by whomsoever owned or operated for public use. 13 V.S.A. § 3431 1333
Public water systems This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any system, or combination of systems owned or controlled by a person, which provides drinking water through pipes or other constructed conveyances to the public; any part of a piped system which does not provide drinking water, if use of such a part could affect the quality or quantity of the drinking water supplied by the system; or a system which bottles drinking water for public distribution and sale. 10 V.S.A. § 1672 1025
Ratepayers This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with any individual, group, corporation, cooperative, partnership, firm, association or other entity or organization receiving or entitled to receive service from a utility. 30 000 CVR 001 1457
Real estate brokers This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with real estate brokers. 26 V.S.A. § 2252 1223
Real estate salespersons This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with real estate salespersons. 26 V.S.A. § 2252 1224
Real property This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with all land, structures, franchises and interests in land, waters, land under water, riparian rights and air rights and any and all things and rights included within said terms. 29 V.S.A. § 701 1235
School construction projects This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the construction of a school building, renovation or alteration of an existing school building or purchase of a school building for which a school board may seek a grant of financial aid pursuant to 16 V.S.A. §3448. A construction aid project may include the purchase and installation of relocatable units, provided such units meet the minimum standards applicable to permanently constructed educational spaces. 16 V.S.A. § 3448 1506
State employee indemnification This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the indemnification of state employees. 12 V.S.A. § 5606 1307
State land use and development plans This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with State land use and development plans. 10 V.S.A. § 6001 1185
State lands This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with all state-owned lands inside or outside the state, including the state-owned lands under the water of Lake Champlain or any other waters. 29 V.S.A. § 503 1254
Substitute addresses This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the Secretary of State's designated address for the Address Confidentiality Program. 15 V.S.A. § 1151 1573
Telecommunications network This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with Vermont's telecommunication network. Executive Order No. 30-9 (No. 08-2006) 1248
Telecommunications services This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the electronic transmission, conveyance, or routing of voice, data, audio, video, or any other information or signals to a point, or between or among points. 32 V.S.A. § 9701 1449
Town highways This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with town highways. 19 V.S.A. § 306 1234
Transportation network This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with Vermont's transportation network. 19 V.S.A. § 10g 1240
Underground storage tanks This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with underground storage tanks. 10 V.S.A. § 1927 1021
Unfair labor practices This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with the conduct of employers, employees, and/or labor organizations that is prohibited by law. 21 V.S.A. § 1621 1298
Vulnerable adults This domain is reserved for activities and tasks associated with people 18 years of age or older who are residents of a facility required to be licensed under state law; are residents of a psychiatric hospital or a psychiatric unit of a hospital; have been receiving personal care services for more than one month from a home health agency certified by the Vermont department of health or from a person or organization that offers, provides, or arranges for personal care; or regardless of residence or whether any type of service is received, are impaired due to brain damage, infirmities of aging, or a physical, mental, or developmental disability. 33 V.S.A. § 6902 1523
This page was last updated: 2014-03-22